A new parent discovers unexpected ways to practice the piano and work on her musicality alongside the demands of caring for the tiniest member of the family.
Joanna M. Eng, Contributing Editor
The Amazing Slow Downer app lets you change the tempo or pitch of any piano recording, opening up a host of creative solutions for practicing and listening.
Pianist Jennifer Castellano talks about performing with other musicians with hearing loss, how her visual impairment comes into play, and why she composes.
In-depth research and testing found these piano apps to be the most helpful for amateur pianists and adult piano students to add to their practice routines.
Learn from an award-winning amateur pianist how to balance a full-time career with high-level performances, including concertos.
The Rhythm Lab iPad app helps piano students learn challenging rhythms, offering a practice tool to focus on the timing of notes without the actual melody.
To improve your piano sight-reading skills, the Read Ahead iPad app makes you look to the next measure in the score, not allowing you to dwell on mistakes.
Short of memorizing your whole repertoire—or a personal piano-butler to turn pages—the forScore iPad app is one of the best solutions for amateur musicians.
Teaching through intuition rather than music theory jargon, the online music-learning app Meludia helps classical musicians deepen their listening skills.
A concert in New York City will showcase a mix of amateur and professional pianists and singers who all have one thing in common: their passion for music.
An adult piano student admits she doesn’t know how to listen attentively at a classical piano concert. She embarks on an experiment with Beethoven Sonatas.
AmateurPianists organized a recital featuring piano works by all women composers during Women’s History Month. Amateur performers share what they learned.
An impromptu sing-along to Joni Mitchell helps this classical piano student find voice, emotion and fluidity when practicing the Chopin Nocturne in E Minor.
Empowering principles to live by for people with hearing loss, by Pat Dobbs, a pianist relearning to enjoy music with a cochlear implant.
After playing piano for a century, Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer looks back on her life in the Oscar-winning short documentary The Lady in Number 6.
Practicing the Debussy Clair de Lune just doesn’t fit one day, so although this piano student only has an hour to play, she sight-reads a new piece instead.
Abstract painter and amateur pianist Leya Evelyn keeps representational images out of her art in order to explore deeper qualities of the human experience.
In this video, Simone Dinnerstein plays The Cohen Variations, a piano solo composed by Daniel Felsenfeld and based on the 1967 Leonard Cohen song “Suzanne.”
Watercolor artist Annika Connor, whose work has enhanced essays and poems on this site, explains why she considers herself a Contemporary Romantic painter.
This video of an adult piano lesson and interview with Cosmo Buono provides tips on finding your own musical interpretation and remembering to be grateful.
Seeing the piano-making process in action during the Steinway factory tour inspires this writer and amateur pianist to push on through creative challenges.
Preparing for a performance at her brother’s wedding propelled amateur pianist Joanna Eng from feeling depressed about the piano to finding purpose.